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Mallinckrodt filed for bankruptcy in Delaware as the company, with $5.3 billion in long-term debt, was overwhelmed by lawsuits accusing it of deceptively marketing opioids.

Mallinckrodt, the Dublin-based but US-run drugmaker, is set for examinership in the High Court within days as it seeks to copperfasten a debt restruct(...)

Large Irish corporation tax payments are heavily concentrated within 10 multinationals, with Apple topping the list. Photograph: iStock

Corporation tax has become – in a relatively short period of time – the Government’s third largest tax base, accounting for €1 in every €5 collected. (...)

Ireland is now the largest per capita employer of medtech professionals in Europe with 40,000 people working in the industry

The Covid-19 pandemic has wrought disruption on an unprecedented scale, not least in the healthcare sector. Health service providers around the world (...)

‘Ireland’s position as an English-speaking gateway to the European market is a key location factor, as is talent. Our workforce is well known to be highly educated and agile’

The life sciences sector in Ireland is booming, accounting for 32 per cent of GDP, employing 40,000 people, and the country is the “gateway to the wor(...)

Geoff Martha: We are a tech company and tech talent is in high demand and they want to work for a company that offers them not just a career but that stands for something

It’s easy to forget. As countries battle a fourth wave of Covid-19, all the clamour is for booster jabs, the rights and wrongs of vaccination for chil(...)

Taoiseach Micheál Martin presenting the Ireland-US Council for Commerce and Industry 2021 Global Achievement Award to Geoff Martha(centre), chief executive of Medtronic, with Tom Higgins, president of the council. The award marked Medtronic’s role in the Covid-19 pandemic for a ramping-up of its ventilator prediction in Galway at the height of the global crisis. Photograph: Maxwell

The head of the world’s largest medical device company on Friday received an award in Dublin to recognise the efforts of its Galway plant in the early(...)

Tom Clarke of West Pharma: ‘Ireland is the largest per capita employer of medtech professionals in Europe, with 40,000 people working in the industry here’

Ireland has established itself as a global location of choice for the medtech sector, but retaining that position will require action in a number of a(...)

Micromanaging and interpersonal conflict get in the way of efficient teamwork. Photograph: iStock

Teams fall short for many reasons, but top of the list is lack of clarity of purpose closely followed by mismatched priorities, micromanaging, getting(...)

Microsoft’s campus in south Dublin: the company has a very real team of 2,700 employees in Ireland. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

In January 1988, the Economist magazine carried a special report on Ireland entitled “The poorest of the rich”. Our economy was in a tailspin. Emigrat(...)

Medtronic’s HVAD System and associated accessory brought in revenue of $141 million in the fiscal year 2021. Photograph: iStock

Medtronic said on Thursday it was stopping the distribution and sale of its heart device HVAD System due to safety concerns. The decision comes after(...)

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